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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791854/nup133-is-required-for-proper-nuclear-pore-basket-assembly-and-dynamics-in-embryonic-stem-cells
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Benoit Souquet, Ellen Freed, Alessandro Berto, Vedrana Andric, Nicolas Audugé, Bernardo Reina-San-Martin, Elizabeth Lacy, Valérie Doye
Nup133 belongs to the Y-complex, a key component of the nuclear pore complex (NPC) scaffold. Studies on a null mutation in mice previously revealed that Nup133 is essential for embryonic development but not for mouse embryonic stem cell (mESC) proliferation. Using single-pore detection and average NE-fluorescence intensity, we find that Nup133 is dispensable for interphase and postmitotic NPC scaffold assembly in pluripotent mESCs. However, loss of Nup133 specifically perturbs the formation of the nuclear basket as manifested by the absence of Tpr in about half of the NPCs combined with altered dynamics of Nup153...
May 22, 2018: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788170/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-evidence-for-oral-nutritional-intervention-on-nutritional-and-clinical-outcomes-during-chemo-radio-therapy-current-evidence-and-guidance-for-design-of-future-trials
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M A E de van der Schueren, A Laviano, H Blanchard, M Jourdan, J Arends, V E Baracos
Background: Driven by reduced nutritional intakes and metabolic alterations, malnutrition in cancer patients adversely affects quality of life, treatment tolerance and survival. We examined evidence for oral nutritional interventions during chemo(radio)therapy. Design: We carried out a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCT) with either dietary counseling (DC), high-energy oral nutritional supplements (ONS) aiming at improving intakes or ONS enriched with protein and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) additionally aiming for modulation of cancer-related metabolic alterations...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787487/case-report-hydroxychloroquine-retinopathy
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Mohab Eldeeb, Errol W Chan, Amer Omar
SIGNIFICANCE: Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy causes irreversible central visual loss and can progress despite medication discontinuation. Appropriate dosing and recognition of early disease are important to minimize adverse visual sequelae. In 2016, the American Academy of Ophthalmology updated its 2011 recommendations for dosing, screening, and monitoring of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to report a case of hydroxychloroquine retinopathy in a patient who developed toxicity on a dose meeting safety thresholds from the 2011 guidelines (i...
May 21, 2018: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787321/enhanced-depth-imaging-by-high-resolution-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-in-tubercular-multifocal-serpiginoid-choroiditis
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Bruttendu Moharana, Reema Bansal, Ramandeep Singh, Aman Sharma, Vishali Gupta, Amod Gupta
PURPOSE: To report the choroidal changes by enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography (EDI-OCT) in tubercular multifocal serpiginoid choroiditis (MSC). METHODS: Prospective study of 20 patients (23 eyes) with active MSC who underwent simultaneous fundus autofluorescence and EDI-OCT imaging at regular visits. RESULTS: Eyes with acute lesions demonstrated diffuse choroidal thickening at presentation, which decreased significantly as the lesions healed...
May 22, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786830/blue-light-filtering-intraocular-lenses-iols-for-protecting-macular-health
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Laura E Downie, Ljoudmila Busija, Peter R Keller
BACKGROUND: An intraocular lens (IOL) is a synthetic lens that is surgically implanted within the eye following removal of the crystalline lens, during cataract surgery. While all modern IOLs attenuate the transmission of ultra-violet (UV) light, some IOLs, called blue-blocking or blue-light filtering IOLs, also reduce short-wavelength visible light transmission. The rationale for blue-light filtering IOLs derives primarily from cell culture and animal studies, which suggest that short-wavelength visible light can induce retinal photoxicity...
May 22, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784083/a-homozygous-loss-of-function-camk2a-mutation-causes-growth-delay-frequent-seizures-and-severe-intellectual-disability
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Poh Hui Chia, Franklin Lei Zhong, Shinsuke Niwa, Carine Bonnard, Kagistia Hana Utami, Ruizhu Zeng, Hane Lee, Ascia Eskin, Stanley F Nelson, William H Xie, Samah Al-Tawalbeh, Mohammad El-Khateeb, Mohammad Shboul, Mahmoud A Pouladi, Mohammed Al-Raqad, Bruno Reversade
Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CAMK2) plays fundamental roles in synaptic plasticity that underlies learning and memory. Here, we describe a new recessive neurodevelopmental syndrome with global developmental delay, seizures and intellectual disability. Using linkage analysis and exome sequencing, we found that this disease maps to chromosome 5q31.1-q34 and is caused by a biallelic germline mutation in CAMK2A . The missense mutation, p.His477Tyr is located in the CAMK2A association domain that is critical for its function and localization...
May 22, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782826/sheets-of-human-retinal-progenitor-transplants-improve-vision-in-rats-with-severe-retinal-degeneration
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Bin Lin, Bryce T McLelland, Anuradha Mathur, Robert B Aramant, Magdalene J Seiler
Loss of photoreceptors and other retinal cells is a common endpoint in retinal degenerate (RD) diseases that cause blindness. Retinal transplantation is a potential therapy to replace damaged retinal cells and improve vision. In this study, we examined the development of human fetal retinal sheets with or without their retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) transplanted to immunodeficient retinal degenerate rho S334ter-3 rats. Sheets were dissected from fetal human eyes (11-15.7 weeks gestation) and then transplanted to the subretinal space of 24-31 d old RD nude rats...
May 18, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781954/range-and-consistency-of-outcomes-reported-in-randomized-trials-conducted-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review
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Bénédicte Sautenet, Allison Tong, Jeremy R Chapman, Anthony N Warrens, David Rosenbloom, Germaine Wong, John Gill, Klemens Budde, Lionel Rostaing, Lorna Marson, Michelle A Josephson, Peter P Reese, Timothy L Pruett, Nicole Evangelidis, Jonathan C Craig
BACKGROUND: The potential for clinical trials to impact patient care may be limited if the outcomes reported vary by trial and lack direct relevance to patients. Despite the many trials conducted in kidney transplantation, premature death due to cardiovascular disease, infection and malignancy remains high. We aimed to assess the range and consistency of outcomes reported in trials in kidney transplantation. METHODS: We searched for randomized trials conducted in kidney transplantation...
May 16, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781650/randomized-controlled-trial-of-secondstory-an-intervention-targeting-posttraumatic-growth-with-bereaved-adults
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Ann Marie Roepke, Eli Tsukayama, Marie Forgeard, Laura Blackie, Eranda Jayawickreme
OBJECTIVE: People often report positive psychological changes after adversity, a phenomenon known as posttraumatic growth (PTG). Few PTG-focused interventions have been rigorously tested, and measurement strategies have had significant limitations. This study evaluated the effects of a new group-format psychosocial intervention, SecondStory, aimed at facilitating PTG by helping participants make meaning of the past and plan a purposeful future. METHOD: In a randomized controlled trial, adults (N = 112, 64% women) bereaved within 5 years were randomly assigned to SecondStory or an active control, expressive writing...
June 2018: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781277/morphological-contributions-to-interfacial-charge-trapping-and-non-geminate-recombination-in-polymer-solar-cells-revealed-by-uv-light-soaking
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Griffin Canning, Alan K Thomas, David H Dunlap, John K Grey
Non-geminate charge recombination occurs over a broad range of time scales in polymer solar cells and represents a serious loss channel for the performance and lifetime of devices. Multiple factors influence this process, including changes in morphology and formation of permanent defects, but individual contributions are often difficult to resolve from conventional experiment. We use intensity modulated photocurrent/photovoltage spectroscopy (IMPS/IMVS) to investigate non-geminate charge recombination in blends of poly[2,6-(4,4-bis-(2-ethylhexyl)-4H-cyclopenta [2,1-b;3,4-b']dithiophene)-alt-4,7(2,1,3-benzothiadiazole)] (PCPDTBT) and [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester, PCBM) solar cells...
May 21, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781215/strap-deficiency-impairs-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-lineage-commitment-through-cyp26a1-mediated-retinoic-acid-homeostasis
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Lin Jin, Chenbei Chang, Kevin M Pawlik, Arunima Datta, Larry M Johnson, Trung Vu, Joseph L Napoli, Pran K Datta
Retinoic acid (RA) signaling is essential for the differentiation of embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and vertebrate development. RA biosynthesis and metabolism are controlled by a series of enzymes, but the molecular regulators of these enzymes remain largely obscure. In this study, we investigated the functional role of the WD-domain protein STRAP (serine threonine kinase receptor-associated protein) in the pluripotency and lineage commitment of murine ESCs. We generated Strap knockout (KO) mouse ESCs and subjected them to spontaneous differentiation...
May 21, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781149/supporting-advanced-dementia-in-people-with-down-syndrome-and-other-intellectual-disability-consensus-statement-of-the-international-summit-on-intellectual-disability-and-dementia
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M McCarron, P McCallion, A Coppus, J Fortea, S Stemp, M Janicki, K Wtachman
BACKGROUND: The International Summit on Intellectual Disability and Dementia (Glasgow, Scotland; October 2016) noted that advanced dementia can be categorised as that stage of dementia progression characterised by significant losses in cognitive and physical function, including a high probability of further deterioration and leading to death. METHOD: The question before the Summit was whether there were similarities and differences in expressions of advanced dementia between adults with intellectual disability (ID) and adults in the general population...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780864/change-in-retinal-structural-anatomy-during-the-preclinical-stage-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Cláudia Y Santos, Lenworth N Johnson, Stuart E Sinoff, Elena K Festa, William C Heindel, Peter J Snyder
Introduction: We conducted a 27-month longitudinal study of mid-life adults with preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD), using spectral domain optical coherence tomography to compare changes in volume and thickness in all retinal neuronal layers to those of age-matched healthy control subjects. Methods: Fifty-six older adults (mean age = 65.36 years) with multiple risk factors for AD completed spectral domain optical coherence tomography retinal imaging and cognitive testing at baseline...
2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779899/signaling-dependent-control-of-apical-membrane-size-and-self-renewal-in-rosette-stage-human-neuroepithelial-stem-cells
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Jan-Philip Medelnik, Kathleen Roensch, Satoshi Okawa, Antonio Del Sol, Osvaldo Chara, Levan Mchedlishvili, Elly M Tanaka
In the developing nervous system, neural stem cells are polarized and maintain an apical domain facing a central lumen. The presence of apical membrane is thought to have a profound influence on maintaining the stem cell state. With the onset of neurogenesis, cells lose their polarization, and the concomitant loss of the apical domain coincides with a loss of the stem cell identity. Little is known about the molecular signals controlling apical membrane size. Here, we use two neuroepithelial cell systems, one derived from regenerating axolotl spinal cord and the other from human embryonic stem cells, to identify a molecular signaling pathway initiated by lysophosphatidic acid that controls apical membrane size and consequently controls and maintains epithelial organization and lumen size in neuroepithelial rosettes...
May 10, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779433/age-differences-in-the-neural-response-to-negative-feedback
#15
Holly J Bowen, Cheryl L Grady, Julia Spaniol
Affective processing is one domain that remains relatively intact in healthy aging. Investigations into the neural responses associated with reward anticipation have revealed that older and younger adults recruit the same midbrain reward regions, but other evidence suggests this recruitment may differ depending on the valence (gain, loss) of the incentive cue. The goal of the current study was to examine functional covariance during gain and loss feedback in younger and healthy older adults. A group of 15 older adults (mean age = 68...
May 21, 2018: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777167/bending-loss-independent-operation-of-slope-assisted-brillouin-optical-correlation-domain-reflectometry
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Heeyoung Lee, Tianyi Ma, Yosuke Mizuno, Kentaro Nakamura
We demonstrate loss-insensitive operation of slope-assisted Brillouin optical correlation-domain reflectometry by employing a special silica fiber with low bending loss. As fundamental characterization, we measure the coefficients of the power-change dependencies on strain and temperature to be 1.42 × 10-4 dB/µε and 3.28 × 10-3 dB/K, respectively. Subsequently, by comparing the distributed strain and temperature measurement results using a standard silica fiber and the special fiber, we show that this configuration offers highly stable loss-insensitive operation for practical use in the future...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777050/the-yeast-telomerase-recruitment-module-requires-a-specific-rna-architecture
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Nancy Laterreur, Bruno Lemieux, Hannah Neumann, Jean-Christophe Berger-Dancause, Daniel Lafontaine, Raymund J Wellinger
Telomerases are ribonucleoprotein (RNP) enzymes that are related to reverse transcriptases. While they maintain genome stability, their composition varies significantly between species. Yeast telomerase RNPs contain an RNA that is comparatively large and its overall folding shows long helical segments with distal functional parts. Here we investigated the essential stem IVc module of the budding yeast telomerase RNA, called Tlc1. The distal part of stem IVc includes a conserved sequence element CS2a and structurally conserved features to which bind the Pop1/Pop6/Pop7 proteins and which together function analogously to the P3 domains of the RNase P/MRP RNPs...
May 18, 2018: RNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777011/fox-proteins-are-modular-competency-factors-for-facial-cartilage-and-tooth-specification
#18
Pengfei Xu, Bartosz Balczerski, Amanda Ciozda, Kristin Louie, Veronika Oralova, Ann Huysseune, J Gage Crump
Facial form depends on the precise positioning of cartilage, bone, and tooth fields in the embryonic pharyngeal arches. How complex signaling information is integrated to specify these cell types remains a mystery. We find that modular expression of Forkhead-domain transcription factors (Fox) in the zebrafish face arises through integration of Hh, Fgf, Bmp, Edn1, and Jagged-Notch pathways. Whereas loss of C-class Fox proteins results in reduced upper facial cartilages, loss of F-class Fox proteins results in distal jaw truncations and absent midline cartilages and teeth...
May 18, 2018: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776624/cognition-and-objectively-measured-sleep-duration-in-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Michelle A Short, Sarah Blunden, Gabrielle Rigney, Lisa Matricciani, Scott Coussens, Chelsea M Reynolds, Barbara Galland
BACKGROUND: Sleep recommendations are widely used to guide communities on children's sleep needs. Following recent adjustments to guidelines by the National Sleep Foundation and the subsequent consensus statement by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, we undertook a systematic literature search to evaluate the current evidence regarding relationships between objectively measured sleep duration and cognitive function in children aged 5 to 13 years. METHODS: Cognitive function included measures of memory, attention, processing speed, and intelligence in children aged 5 to 13 years...
June 2018: Sleep Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775580/znfx-1-functions-within-perinuclear-nuage-to-balance-epigenetic-signals
#20
Takao Ishidate, Ahmet R Ozturk, Daniel J Durning, Rita Sharma, En-Zhi Shen, Hao Chen, Meetu Seth, Masaki Shirayama, Craig C Mello
Animal cells have a remarkable capacity to adopt durable and heritable gene expression programs or epigenetic states that define the physical properties and diversity of somatic cell types. The maintenance of epigenetic programs depends on poorly understood pathways that prevent gain or loss of inherited signals. In the germline, epigenetic factors are enriched in liquid-like perinuclear condensates called nuage. Here, we identify the deeply conserved helicase-domain protein, ZNFX-1, as an epigenetic regulator and component of nuage that interacts with Argonaute systems to balance epigenetic inheritance...
May 17, 2018: Molecular Cell
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